Find a more deserving tenant for the governor's beach house | Editorial

Governors of New Jersey receive a splendid panoply of perks, and until recently we did not begrudge them.

He or she makes a salary of $175,000, which is sixth-highest in the U.S. and 30-percent higher than the national average. He gets an annual allowance of $95,000 for “entertainment” that requires no accounting. His family has the run of the Greek Revival masterpiece in Princeton known as Drumthwacket. They receive 24/7 security and transportation, including the use of a police helicopter.

And when a scandal erupts, he can even select his own legal team to exonerate him, and stick the taxpayer with a …read more

Source: Ocean

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